There are currently 5 terms in this directory beginning with the letter G.
Glomerular Filtration Rate (GFR)
The volume of plasma filtered from the glomerular capillaries into the Bowman's capsule each minute (mL/min).
A cluster of capillary blood vessels that act as a filter in the nephron.
Glucose degradation products (GDPs)
Products resulting from the degradation (break down) of glucose during heat sterilization of the dialysate, which are believed to be toxic to the peritoneal membrane. Glucose can bind in a non-enzymatic way to amino residues forming a Schiff base and later a reversible Amadori glycosylation product. These products undergo rearrangements over time and form irreversible advanced glycation end products (AGEs), which may play a role in the development of peritoneal fibrosis and microvascular sclerosis, observed in long term PD patients. Formation of GDP can be significantly reduced b the use of multi-chamber bag systems2
The basic unit of weight measure in the metric system. There are approximately thirty grams in one ounce.
Gross peritoneal surface area
The anatomical surface area of the peritoneal membrane lining the peritoneal cavity.